Ronald Acuna Jr., rated the majors' best prospect by multiple scouting outlets and the victor of multiple minor league player of the year awards last season, is a minor leaguer no more. If he was smart - and a good person - however, he'd beeline for the Braves clubhouse entrance to give the ball to Acuña in exchange for some better merch that is not most notable for having Rob Manfred's name on it. The ball traveled 416 feet at Great American Ball Park before being caught by a fan.
He has made an immediate impact. Philadelphia is 5-1 in Nola's last 6 home starts and 21-7 in their last 28 home games while the under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games against a right-handed starter.
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CINCINNATI (AP) - Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the two youngest players in the major leagues, both homered and combined for five RBIs to lead Atlanta over the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Thursday and give the Braves a split of the four-game series.
Those numbers dipped during his brief stay with the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers at the start of the 2018 season.
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Acuna became the youngest player in the major leagues on Wednesday at 20 years, 128 days, and went 1-for-5 in his debut.
Bailey hasn't faced Atlanta since the 2014 season, mostly because of multiple injuries. On Tuesday, in what turned out to be his last Triple-A game before getting the call, Acuna went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Gwinnett's 5-2 win over Rochester. Albies was hit by a pitch by Kevin Shackelford to start the inning. Julio Teheran will start the opener and is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season.
Yankees 4, Twins 3 • Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer off Fernando Rodney in the ninth inning, and NY beat visiting Minnesota to complete a four-game sweep and extend its winning streak to six.
Reds starter Brandon Finnegan, who opened the season on the disabled list with a strained left biceps, allowed two earned in five innings. The Phillies' ace has allowed two or fewer runs in each start this season, and he features a stellar 2.30 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP accompanied with a 2-1 record in 31.1 innings of work.